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Advocating for ADIA members while promoting the value of data, insights and research to government and regulatory bodies is a priority for ADIA.

We address legislative and regulatory issues that affect the industry by making our position known on policies, reviews and other government initiatives.

Government and industry relations

ADIA is actively engaged and lobbying on the issues that matter:

  • Employment: Skilled Migration Occupation (TSS/457 Visa issues)
  • Privacy: Data management and protection
  • Access: Integrated public number database (IPND), the Do Not Call Register and
    the SPAM blocking issue
  • Award: Negotiations of the NUW-ADIA Industry Agreement.
  • Polling Inquiry – re-establishing trust in the polls and the broader industry


ADIA prepares formal submissions on a range of business issues relevant to our members and the market and social research industry generally.

The most recent submissions follow:


ADIA Submission to the Privacy Act Review Discussion Paper December 2021

ADIA Call Blocking Backgrounder – Nov 2021


Procurement campaign – sent to Federal, State and Local Government (Ministers) and Top 50 ASX Companies:
Open Letters to Government sent to Federal and State Government departments.

We are not looking for special consideration, ADIA genuinely believes that it’s vitally important to ensure that clients – both government and commercial – continue their support for our industry to ensure Australians are listened to, social policy needs are met and that our industry comes through the challenging time of COVID-19, together.

Submissions Archive